Michele Caminati


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Parma, Italy
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Born in Parma in 1985 I grew up as a climber travelling around the world to fulfill my passion, being it competitions or outdoor climbing. During my career I've become Italian boulder champion, won the Italian bouldering cup and took part to many international events and competitions. But it's on rock where I spent most of my time, slowly evolving my passion from bouldering to wider aspects of rock climbing and mountaineering. Nowadays I've climbed up to 8b+ boulder, 8c sport and E8 7a trad.

Alongside my passion for climbing I discovered photography which has always been my faithful partner during my travels, and also a way to escape from ordinary routine.

My favorite genres are of course landscapes, time lapses and outdoor photography, but I also love to shoot events, architecture, streets and conceptual images in general. I like videography as well, always trying to think it in photographic terms.

I do love lenses: from modern to vintage my collection lets me choose the right glass to obtain the look I want from an image, and I thank my Sony cameras for letting me use all of them in my works.

As a climber I always tried to tell my story and my adventures to the others. Now I'm willing to use my knowledge and skills to keep telling stories, finding myself on the other side of the camera.

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Caminati Falling Montage  © Mike Hutton

News Elder Statesman and a ground fall for Michele Caminati

Michele Climbing Chip Shop Brawl, E5 6c/7A+, Stanage  © Michele Caminati
Michele Climbing Chip Shop Brawl, E5 6c/7A+, Stanage  © Michele Caminati

Interview Michele Caminati

As mentioned in April's Peak Area Report, visiting Italian climber Michele Caminati, well known for his super hard bouldering ascents, enjoyed a two month visit to Peak District earlier this year, to try to put down some old projects and enjoy the unique gritstone...

Michele Caminati bouldering in Rocklands  © Clément Perotti (video still)
Michele Caminati bouldering in Rocklands  © Clément Perotti (video still)

Video Michele Caminati vs El Corazon

In this video from Clément Perotti we get to watch Michele Caminati battle his way up Daniel Woods' El Corazon, 8B, at Rocklands, SA.

Michele Caminati on Master's Edge  © Michele Caminati
Michele Caminati on Master's Edge  © Michele Caminati

Fri Night Vid Michele Caminati on Gritstone

This week's Friday Nighter is a couple of videos of Italian climber Michele Caminati. Michele has...

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8B+ FA by Caminati

Shauna Coxsey  © Coxsey coll.
Shauna Coxsey  © Coxsey coll.

News Coxsey, Caminati, Woods and Jörg making some moves

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Caminati repeats The Island


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The OneMoveT and Rondo Slim Pants in use at JA Martin  © UKC Gear

E9 Clothing/Apparel Review

E9 have been around for a while, but due to a change in distributor are likely to become more visible in coming months. We take a timely look at a few products from across the range, as well as a better look at the brand itself, which makes all th...

LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear
LV shoes group test  © UKC Gear

Performance Rock Shoes - Women's/LV Fit

In this group test we compare nine pairs of performance shoes with a women's / low volume fit. How did they all do...?

Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear
Approach shoes group test   © UKC Gear

Approach Shoes

Whether you're approaching a mountain crag or out on a scramble or via ferrata, an approach shoe will be lighter and more nimble than a boot, yet more supportive and technically capable than a running shoe. In this group test we check out ten models from big brands.

Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister
Kaptiva thumb  © Mark Glaister

La Sportiva Kaptiva Trail Shoes

More than just a trail running shoe, the Kaptiva can cope with most of what the UK hills can throw at it, says Bridget Collier.

...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear
...or you could wear it like a giant silver scarf  © UKC Gear

OutDoor 2019 - Best in Show

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. Over three long days we saw a lot (and we mean a lot)...

Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear
Sport Climbing Harness review  © UKC Gear

Lightweight Sport Climbing Harnesses

For a dedicated sport climbing harness you will want something light, comfortable and fairly simple. In this group test...

Trango portrait  © Toby Archer
Trango portrait  © Toby Archer

La Sportiva Trango Tower Extreme GTX

With a lightweight upper and an excellent balance of support and nimble-footedness, the Trango Tower Extreme GTX are superb...


Latest News from Michele's Sponsors

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E9 Design/Production Philosophy  © E9

E9 Clothing - 100% Made in Italy

E9 has always been based on "Made in Italy" production. The entire manufacturing process of our items is located in Italy, the 'country of style' par excellence. For E9, "Made in Italy" means selecting the best materials, combined with Italian cre...

Revo Rope  © Wild Country
Revo Rope  © Wild Country

Wild Country Revo - The first bi-directional belay device with a backup

The first bi-directional belay device with a backup. The Revo makes belaying simple, safe and more intuitive.

OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC
OutDoor 2019 - Footwear  © UKC

OutDoor 2019 - New Climbing Shoes and Footwear

We're just back from the annual summer gear-fest that is the OutDoor trade show. As Europe sweltered in the heat the world's outdoor industry gathered in Munich to network, drink beer and showcase their shiny new stuff. For us it's a great...

Friends   © Wild Country
Friends   © Wild Country

Wild Country Friends, Technical Friends and Trigger Wire Repair Kit

Wild Country, the original creator of the Friends, have continued to innovate and create...

La Sportiva Bushido II

The Bushido II is a super light, extra grippy and aggressive shoe designed to ensure perfect stability and support on all types of...

WC Protection  © Wild Country
WC Protection  © Wild Country

Wild Country Passive Protection Range

Wild Country is one of the original creators of passive protections with its Classic Rocks. Continuing to innovate...

ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC
ispo 2019 Footwear and Packs  © UKC

ISPO 2019 - New Footwear and Packs

The annual ISPO trade show, which brings the world's outdoor industry together under one roof (or a series of gigantic...